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Vitex / Chaste Berry Powder

Vitex / Chaste Berry Powder

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Vitex, also known as Chasteberry and Chaste Tree, is a flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean region also grown as an ornamental in the Northeastern U.S.

The fruit of the plant has a long history of use in the preparation of tonics. Powdered chasteberry is usually encapsulated. Although considered safe, potential hormonal effects indicate that this herb should not be used during pregnancy.

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Vitex agnus-castus

Vitex / Chaste Berry Powder

Vitex (chaste) berry, powder

a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound5
origineurope
active compoundsAlkaloids, Iridoids, Volatile oil, Flavonoids
plant part usedberries
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a tightly-sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFine powder without remarkable aroma.

c.
uses

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cosmeticInfuse chaste berry powder in carrier oil to make salves, ointments and other topical formulations.
culinaryEncapsulate as a dietary supplement. May also be tinctured.
safetyDue to possible hormonal effects, do not use this herb during pregnancy, while breastfeeding or if you have a history of a hormone-driven condition.

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Encapsulate powdered vitex berry with powdered Dong quai, the name for which means “restore proper order.”

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[ capsule machine ]
[ tip: Use the Capsule Machine to produce 24 capsules with powdered chaste berry. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Use the Capsule Machine to produce 24 capsules with powdered chaste berry.

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d.
flavor profile

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schizandra berries

Minty and spicy at the same time. Because the flavor isn’t particularly pleasant, this herb is not generally considered a culinary herb.

e.
formulas & recipes

whole
schizandra berries

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f.
what else you should know

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schizandra berries

Chaste berry is the fruit of Vitex agnus-castus, a small tree or shub in the mint family native to the Mediterranean region and some parts of Asia. The plant is also known as Chaste Tree and Monk’s Pepper, a reference to its reputation for promoting virtuous behavior, especially chastity.

For centuries, chaste berry has been used for various conditions of concern to women. In fact, it was frequently recommended in the writings of Hippocrates and Dioscorides and is still the most commonly used botanical used in Europe to address premenstrual syndrome. It is sometimes combined with black cohosh or dong quai.

Although the herb does not contain phytoestrogens or other hormone-like agents, it does stimulate the pituitary gland to increase production of luteinizing hormone (LH), which signals the ovaries to produce more progesterone.



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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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